International Roma Day on April 8 is not just about celebrating Roma culture, it also highlights the persecution and discrimination that Roma people face in all areas of life. DW looks at the past and present struggles of the Sinti and Roma.
A respected sports boss withheld millions from the state, fueling political debate in Germany. The case played a significant role in Germany's federal elections in 2013. Now Hoeness is set to have his day in court.
The president of football club Bayern Munich's, Uli Hoeness, is standing trial in Munich in a tax evasion case that has dominated headlines in Germany for over a year. If found guilty, he could face prison.
Angela Merkel has told Vladimir Putin that a referendum on Crimea would violate international law. The Crimean parliament's decision to vote on joining the Russian Federation has only worsened the diplomatic stalemate.
The 28th edition of the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival is now underway, drawing tech, music and film innovators and fans from around the world to Texas. Edward Snowden and Neil Young are set to be event highlights.